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MIA@PHI: Phillies put up a five-spot on JJ

PHILADELPHIA -- Freddy Galvis just needed a little positive reinforcement and a 2-2 fastball he could turn on.

He came up big in Wednesday's 7-1 victory over the Miami Marlins at Citizens Bank Park, where the Phillies finally showed life offensively after scoring a National League-worst eight runs in their first four games of the season. Phillies fans showered Galvis with "Freddy! Freddy! Freddy!" chants before and after he hit a bases-loaded, two-out double to right field against Marlins right-hander Josh Johnson to score two runs in the third inning to give the Phillies a four-run lead.

"Freddy! Freddy! Freddy!"

"It was good," Galvis said with a smile. "It was the first time that many people had yelled my name. I was like, 'All right, I have to do something.' The fans do a lot of good things for us. When they do that, we get more confident."

Galvis started his big league career 0-for-12 before he doubled to score the team's only two runs in Monday's 6-2 loss.

The rookie has two of the team's seven extra-base hits and four of the team's 15 RBIs through five games.

"Freddy! Freddy! Freddy!"

"After getting some at-bats, I'm getting more confident," Galvis said. "I'm feeling much better. I'll keep working the way I've been working. Right now, I'm feeling much better, and I'm getting some hits."

The Phillies used a five-run third inning to move Roy Halladay to 2-0 with a 0.60 ERA. Halladay pitched brilliantly. He allowed five hits, one run, one walk and struck out three in seven innings, throwing in relatively frigid conditions -- with the first-pitch temperature at 50 degrees -- and working out of a bases-loaded jam in the first inning.

"It's never easy against that guy," Marlins shortstop Jose Reyes said. "We tried the best that we can, but it's never easy. When he's got it on, he's got it on. We're trying to push him. When he gets in a groove, it's tough to score some runs."

Halladay's stellar effort is expected as one of the best pitchers in baseball.

He heard no "Roy! Roy! Roy!" chants.

Halladay joked that he has never gotten chants like Galvis.

"I'm still waiting," the veteran pitcher said.

The third inning started with Juan Pierre's one-out single. He caught a huge break when second-base umpire Bill Welke called Pierre safe on an attempted steal at second base. Instant replay clearly showed Reyes tagged Pierre before he reached the base.

"After that, everything fell apart," Reyes said.

The Phillies caught another break when Placido Polanco bounced a ball off Johnson's leg and it ricocheted into shallow left field.

Pierre, who was stopping at third base, scored to make it 1-1. Polanco cruised into second.

Jimmy Rollins followed with a single to left-center field to score Polanco to make it 2-1, with Rollins taking second base when Marlins left fielder Logan Morrison couldn't handle the ball. Hunter Pence followed with another single to score Rollins to make it 3-1, with Pence taking the extra base on the throw.

The Phillies took advantage of the situation several times to take the extra base.

They will need to do more of that to have more big innings.

"If that's a blueprint [to score], I hope we keep it," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said.

Shane Victorino singled and stole second to put runners on second and third before Johnson intentionally walked Carlos Ruiz to face Galvis. The rookie delivered on the sixth pitch of the at-bat, lacing a double into right field to score Pence and Victorino to make it 5-1.

"Freddy! Freddy! Freddy!"

"His hitting has improved a whole lot," Manuel said. "And I think his hitting will continue to improve. He's getting stronger. He's already a sound baseball player fundamentally. He's not fancy. He can be clever. He can make a great play. He doesn't do anything extra. He's just a baseball player. I love his demeanor and who he is. I think he has a chance to be very good." Comments